- April 02, 2013
In addition to multiple threats made against South Korea and the United States in recent days, Pyongyang said Tuesday it plans to restart a controversial nuclear reactor. The German media believe dictator Kim Jong Un is seeking to establish a stronger negotiating position for disarmament talks. more... [ Comment ]
- March 08, 2013
Germany and a handful of EU countries have blocked Bulgaria and Romania from joining the Schengen Area of border-free travel. Editorialists at the Germany's left-leaning dailies are calling the move an election-year ploy on the part of conservatives in Berlin. more... [ Comment ]
- March 07, 2013
Venezuela is mourning the passing of President Hugo Chávez this week, but what does the future hold for the country? German commentators say it would do well to avoid another charismatic autocrat like Chávez. more...
- February 25, 2013
Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats are rapidly changing their approach on same-sex marriage rights and are considering extending marital tax benefits. But some German conservatives remain opposed. Commentators on Monday say the debate could hurt the party in fall elections. more... [ Comment ]
- February 22, 2013
In a significant reversal just one month after two Catholic hospitals refused to treat a victim of sexual assault, Germany's bishops on Thursday approved the use of the "morning-after pill" in rape cases. German commentators say the step doesn't go far enough. more... [ Comment ]
- February 15, 2013
The European horsemeat scandal arrived in Germany this week with the discovery of mislabeled quantities in frozen lasagne and other goods. On the editorial pages, the country's newspapers take a critical look at the scandal and how consumers helped create it. more... [ Comment ]
- February 14, 2013
The European Union and United States say they will soon begin negotiations to create the world's largest free-trade zone. German editorialists argue a deal is necessary if the West wants to help shape global politics and address the challenge of a rising China. more... [ Comment ]
- February 06, 2013
On Tuesday, a committee at the University of Düsseldorf announced Education Minister Annette Schavan had plagiarized passages of her doctoral thesis over 30 years ago and that her Ph.d. title was deemed invalid. German commentators say the Merkel confidant has little choice but to resign. more...
- January 31, 2013
Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi paid a whistle-stop visit to Berlin on Wednesday to drum up foreign investment and convince Europe of his democratic credentials. The German media felt he sent a mixed message but believe he should be given the benefit of the doubt -- at least for now. more... [ Comment ]
- January 24, 2013
In their take on Prime Minister David Cameron's speech on Wednesday and his decision to hold a referendum by 2017 on Britain's future EU membership, commentators at major German papers argue that some of his reasoning isn't wrong and call for the Europe to keep Britain at the table. more...